ISCA and De Sangosse teams verify results of product attracts and kills in the Brazilian cerrado
Insects have long plagued our crops, health and ecosystems. Traditional chemical crop protection is not the only answer - semiochemicals enter the picture!
De Sangosse, with operations in over 60 countries, has consistently advocated for sustainable crop management. With ISCA′s innovative methods, which use the scents of nature to manage insect behavior, a greener future in crop protection looks more promising than ever!
Together, we are offering:
• Ecological solutions without waste
• Improved crop yields
• Sustainable management practices against insect resistance
• Safer environments for farm workers
• A robust response to society′s call for less reliance on conventional chemicals
Nicolas Fillon, CEO of De Sangosse Group, said: "With ISCA, our vision of a greener and healthier planet becomes even more tangible."
Agenor Mafra-Neto, PhD. CEO of ISCA Inc., adds: "Our combined strengths expand the potential for sustainable insect management around the world."
In the Brazilian Cerrado, grain and fiber growers are adopting a novel method to control insects known as "attract-and-kill." They use NOCTOVI, a food attractant for moths produced by ISCA, combined with a small amount of insecticide: a lethal combination for targeted pests. NOCTOVI effectively attracts and stimulates the moths, which upon consumption are terminated. As moths are killed, their reproduction cycles are interrupted, thus preventing further caterpillar damage, effectively protecting crops.
The combination of NOCTOVI with tiny amounts of insecticide is highly lethal to target pests when ingested, eliminating moths before they reproduce
With APIS BLOOM, this broccoli plantation in Yuma, Arizona had substantially larger seed yield due to a increased in bee visitation
APIS BLOOM application
APIS BLOOM applied on the leaf
After applying APIS BLOOM, bees immediately start visiting the crop
Each morning, hundreds of worker bees leave the hive in search of flowers with nectar and pollen. Bees recognize the plants that best reward visitation and foraging and delimit these areas with a marking pheromone, a scent that tells other bees that it is worth visiting that specific region or plant, thus saving time and energy. ISCA uses this pheromone in the formulation of APIS BLOOM, a commercial product that is being used by growers to increase productivity and quality of fruits and almonds.
The Mediterranean fruit fly is a key pest of numerous Brazilian crops
In agriculture, insecticide-resistant pests have become a major issue. Mango growers report fruit fly pests′ increasing resistance to conventional control methods, resulting in the necessity for stronger doses and more frequent insecticide applications. Fruit growers in the Vale do São Francisco in Brazil have struggled to maintain control over fruit flies with conventional pest control methods.
ISCA′s product, ANAMED WB is a solution for fruit fly pest control and resistance to insecticides. This formulation attracts fruit flies with the power of semiochemicals together with a small amount of an insecticide which is lethal to the targeted pest. ANAMED WB is one of the most effective fruit fly attractants available and outlasts competing products in the field. This product can be used with insecticide with different modes of action, which reduces the risk of pest resistance.
These formulation characteristics enable fewer applications, increase the adult fruit fly mortality and the option for producers to rotate insecticides with different modes of action, thereby increasing effectiveness.